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MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 1:00am PST
historically. when ronald reagan was reelected in 1984, ronald reagan won this many states on the electoral map. you can stop your counting. he won 49. ronald reagan, 49 states. it was a landslide. look at the electoral vote tally. ronald reagan, 525, walter mondale, 25. president reagan decided what he was going to sail toward, what he would prioritize after that overwhelming endorsement of him as president, what he would work on was war in central america. >> president reagan warned of a new danger, support for the leftist government from nicaragua. the president sees that as still another reason we should renew our support of the rebels. >> a new danger we see in central america is the support being given by gadhafi's libya and most recently iran. >> the iranian connection was brought up as he put pressure on congress to resume funding for the rebels in nicaragua. >> countering this by supporting freedom fighters is essentially acting in self-defense. >> self-defense, which would be true if he were the president of nicaragua. but as president of the united states of america, pr
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 6:30am EST
president. so when ronald reagan was elected in november 1966, j. edgar hoover and other fbi officials do this as a breath of fresh it. they believe they finally had an out in the governor's mansion, and begin to work closely with ronald reagan to crackdown on student protesters and radical professors. >> so what happened? >> well, what the documents show that over the following years, well, what happened first is that one of the first things reagan does after he is elected is to phone the fbi request this briefing, which hoover personally authorizes. two wks later at fst board of regents meeting, attended by ronald reagan, the board of regents votes to fire clark kerr. the boards balance in power had shifted because reagan was nine-member and he made several appointments to it. one of the fbi documents that was released indicates that the board members were aware of certain fbi information that ronald reagan had at the time. and in the following months and years, the documents show that the fbi continue to cooperate with reagan and to secretly provide him reports on certain
Comedy Central
Nov 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
really like a guy called ronald reagan. perhaps you've heard of him. >> stephen: i feel a ronald reagan tattoo on the small of my back. >> i should hope so. >> i'm getting a reagan tattoo on my face. but what i want to tell you is that ronald reagan agreed to tax reform that led to lower tax rates but also higher tax revenues from rich folks because it got rid of loopholes and deductions. >> stephen: you lower tax rates, revenues get higher. i already said that earlier. >> it's a complicated thing. >> stephen: it's not complicated lower/higher. >> you can get revenue gains from making it cleaner and fairer and more transparent and that's what republicans --. >> stephen: wait, simplifying the tax code, closing loopholes, is that not raising taxes? are those two things different? >> you have hit on a very tricky and important issue, stephen, which is that, yes, there's a way to raise average tax rates on high earners without raising the marginal tax rate on high earners. >> stephen: wow, i'm interested in what you just said and yet it's incrediblebly boring at the same time. (laugh
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 12:30am EST
union." that was not done in tow ronald reagan did it for the first time and every president has use of the placid example of their political goals. close to call my did a biography of brian lamb and educators of c-span. they would say what is the real brian lamb like? seated not want the bagger redone. i finally got a contract to do it and they sent what do you think? he said i cannot say no position is committed to open access and permission and he did not interfere gave me
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2012 9:00am PST
and people like that who were by their nature attractive, whereas ronald reagan because of the way he acted like the guy in the country club that wouldn't let you in or whatever, some signal he kept send to african-americans that put them off. >> started his campaign in philadelphia and mississippi in 1980 where the civil rights workers were killed. he was trying to send these coded messages. >> think about somebody like newt gingrich who in the '80s and '90s was considered a friendly face toward the african-american community. he was this cycle screaming food stamp president. you can't just try to find an african-american or latino candidate who will mouth the same words. you have to change the party. >> alan west isn't going to make it. he did concede. thank you joy and jonathan. >> happy holidays. coming up the best of campaign 2012. think of this as a football highlight show after the big game. corporations are people. 47%. the first debate. we'll go over all the hits and misses with our all-star cast. this is a year in review thing. what do the following have in common? the wa
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
. in the actual rethinking within the democratic party started after the to ronald reagan by the emergence of gary hart and the new to broaden our appeal and get a from some of these s. it took eighey came back into power ind rethinking period was enormously important. the republicans have not yet process. they need to come to terms with that they just aren't appealing to enough people and they also have what one national review writeronservative writer recently calle culture of contempt in their party. they just disrespect voters. disrespect other people. they need a uplifting, more inclusive message. >> the old comment back in 2000 was w. bush spoke english like it was his foreign language and al gore spoke as ifv. it was your foreign falling into the two camps about party's direction, hard right or change with the times. let's watch. >> i think you did honorably well and came close. he's a northeastern liberal and that's not where we're going. i'm optimistic because there was a very strong republican bench that did not enter the fray. with all of the soul searching what ideolo
FOX Business
Nov 26, 2012 6:00pm EST
. do you advise ronald reagan, if ronald reagan were alive today and he was facing the fiscal cliff, what do you think he would do? >> remember what he did in 1986? he sat down with tip o'neill. they agreed that they could have very substantial reduction in tax rates across the board but particularly middle and high income tax rates and offset that base broadening. the result of that was taking the top rate down from 50% to 20%. the impact of bad was to have a significant increase in taxable income. people choosing to take more of their compensation in the form of taxable income and cutting back on their tax expenditures and deductions and exclusions in working order. so i think that is what ronald reagan would do if he were here now. >> leadership will be key to all this. thank you so much for coming on the show today. >> it's wonderful to be with you. melissa: cheryl: merrie schapiro is stepping down. she helped lead the government and regulatory response to the 2008 financial crisis and took over after the sec failed to detect the bernie madoff ponzi scheme. her last day will be
Current
Nov 27, 2012 7:00pm PST
driving the success? why, the very object of republican hero worship ronald reagan. in 1967, then california governor ronald reagan created california's clean air agency which is the agency that created the zero emissions standard and is spurring electric car development. ronald reagan, godfather of modern conservatism and the electric car? somebody get rush limbaugh another tranquilizer. coming up, one of the reasons we wanted to focus on electric cars tonight is that it is such an america in the 21st century story. it's politics and it is personalities. it is old technology versus new. it is about adapting our culture and our lives and our work force and our economy to a world that changes so fast that if you blink, you're already two steps behind the other guy. and we're going to explore all of that tonight. i can't wait! so if you own a car if you've ever ridden in a car, you should definitely stick around and proudly call up any of your friends who have done the same and tell them to watch as well. it is "the war room" on a tuesday night. we're just getting revved up for a bi
SFGTV2
Nov 26, 2012 10:00am PST
last time around, we studied emotion. ronald reagan said of the bill to -- set up the bill to hire the energy commission. california became the leader in energy efficiency. we put in tax credits and policies of the public utilities commission to favor alternative energy, independent power production. which is obvious today. when they promoted code- generation it was something very novel. 30 years ago. now you have a different name for a period in his third party power production using power in a driving way to recapture the most efficient way. innovation is important. i have to also, every time we heard the word innovation, i have to put a plug in for tradition. i have a very traditional education. i spent a lot of years in silence speaking latin up in the hills, living within the medieval framework. i do respect the past. we study it. if you are grounded in tradition, you feel quite confident in change and innovation. if you are insecure, you are very reluctant to embrace the unknown. i do think we need to in our education and politics, we have to have a new appreciation for our tradi
FOX
Nov 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
role in ronald reagan's election. their release came minutes after reagan took the oath of office. here's our coverage now from that day and the following day when details of the hostage ordeal became public. >> the scene you're seeing now is live in frank ford. as i said that plane landed just moments ago. the hostages are walking off. they'll be taken to the american hospital there. the president's inauguration was to be the big event of today but within hours of taking office came word that after 444 agonizing days of captivity the 250 american hostages have been flown out of the iranian airport. two planes had just landed at frankford west germany. they just landed a few moments ago. buses will take the hostages the last few miles. this journey began this morning as two algears jets lifted in tehran airport. >> the hostages have been waiting hours, some have known for days they were to be freed others were told just minutes in advance. the americans had to pass of lengths of american students chanting death to america. each hostage was carefully held at the bus until the stude
FOX Business
Nov 23, 2012 8:00pm EST
: he was ronald reagan's top money guy. why he says capitalism is in trouble these days and it's the governments fault. theay, republicans as well. we have david stockman acts. and suzanne somers on lala land going gaga over president obama. but next, ralph nader has had enough. he says that both parties in washington are flailing. and that is why the ecnomy is failing. [ morgan ] what's better than epic offers from visa like 20% off ea sports madden nfl 13? you should never go forth and fourteen, you can't do that. [ morgan ] getting a chance to hang out with madden in his game room. blue go. did you hear the pop? [ morgan ] and barbecue with madden. watch football with madden. learn from madden. was that good, cch? [ morgan ] and get coached by the ultimate coach madden. does all this make sense to you? um, yeah. [ morgan ] yup, pretty ep. join visa nfl fan offers and make your season epic. [ male announcer ] rated e for everyone. neil: the economy is stumbling. nothing seems to be happening, but ralph nader has got a plan. one day he says he will get companies hiring and fast. get
FOX Business
Nov 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
: he was ronald reagan's top money guy. why he says capitalism is in trouble these days and it's the governments fault. by the way, republicans as well. we have david stockman acts. and suzanne somers on lala land going gaga over president obama. but next, ralph nader has had enough. he says that both parties in washington are flailing. d that is why the economy is failing. neil: the economis stumbling. nothing seems to be happening, but ralph nader has got a plan. one day he says he will get companies hiring and fast. getting people spending soon. >> nonfinancial companies are sitting on over a trillion dollars of shareholders cash. the investors cash. a lot of them are noot giving adequate evidence. some of them like google and emc giving no dividends. if they can be pressured by pension funds to unload a cup and billion dollars into the economy, people would spend it. they don't like the tax penalty for it. would you give them a tax holiday? you have to put it to use and do something? >> they tried that in 2004 and they brought back hundreds of villains. they put the murders and b
FOX Business
Nov 22, 2012 8:00pm EST
appropriation. [talking over each other] ronald reagan might get. >> the point was it was a mistake then. not only for chrysler, because we had to bail them out again 25 years later, how can we have financial markets that have been disciplined where mistakes and errors go unpunished? you can. capitalism doesn't work that way. neil: i agree with you. you bertie concerned me. we had no choice because there was a financial abyss waiting. but if we can stabilize, the whole world would have collapsed. i've been spending the last 2.5 years writing a book on this very topic that will be coming out next winter. take aig. they had written proper rules, they wouldn't have had these problems. therefore, we could have put aig into bankruptcy. the only difference is one woman was writing all this stuff. >> so we would have survived? >> yes. neil: now we have an environment where this is routinely done. the european central bank will do the same over there. >> what has become of capitalism? >> the capitalism has been destroyed by central banks. they are the price of death. when you have the entir
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 8:00am EST
eisenhower, ronald reagan and bill clinton. lincoln is a special case and that his successful second term was so brief. it is interesting to note-only presidents who had a more successful second term than their first word james madison and andrew jackson. the following is an accounting of the president's elected to a second term and the reason for those of experience failed or troubled second terms. four failed because of a war that seemed unwinnable war for lack of preparedness. jefferson, truman, johnson and. were the four. also four failed because of economic crisis or failure to act to deter such a crisis. jefferson, cleveland, coolidge, franklin roosevelt, the 37 downturn and george bush. eight who failed due to their inability to lead congress were jefferson, monroe, grant, wilson, truman, johnson, nixon and george bush. two failed due to who boris. franklin roosevelt and richard nixon. four who did not effectively communicate their agendas or initiatives were jefferson, monroe, grand and cleveland. the dominant force of failure for a second term presidents has been there in th
FOX Business
Nov 25, 2012 6:00pm EST
want to see it happen again. neil: he was ronald reagan's top money guy. why he says capitalism is in trouble these days and it's the governments fault. by the way, republicans as well. we have david stockm acts. and suzanne somers on lala land going gaga over president obama. but next, ralph nader has had enough. he says that both parties in washington are flailin. and that is why the economy is and that is why the economy is failing. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligatio. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investmentbjectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. neil: the economy is stumbling. nothing seems to be happening, but ralph nader has got a plan. one day he says he will ge
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 7:00am EST
cannot just keep nominating the next guy. we need someone like ronald reagan again. we need to get the whole conservative movement running instead of these consultants that are inside the beltway. the federal government is too big and out of control. washington is rich and the rest of the country is hurting. they're using smoke and mirrors. something has to change. the people have to wake up and it will take a crisis. we are in trouble. but host: we will talk with malice in a little while on the future of the republican party. he is our guest in about a half- hour from now. let's look at the headline in the washington post, on the front page -- laurie montgomery reports -- senator lindsey graham of south carolina was on abc yesterday. let's hear what he had to say on the no taxes pledge. [video clip] >> what i would say to grover norquist is the sequester destroys the u.s. military. according to our secretaire defense, it would be shooting ourselves in the hip. a smaller army since 1940 and the smallest airports in the history of the country. sequestration must be replaced. i'm wil
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 7:15am EST
years earlier. of friendship between the royal family and ronald and nancy reagan was the closest of all the american presidents. the reagans had first met prince charles when he was in california while serving with the royal navy in the early 1970s and they had an equally fond relationship with the queen and prince philip as well as princess margaret, the queen mother and her cousin, princess alexandra. they kept an expensive personal correspondence the by was given permission to read at the presidential library in california, the reagan library, and the letters tell a story of a fall of fullness on both sides over more than three decades. a correspondence that continues to this day with nancy reagan. in june of 1982 when the reagans were in europe for a summit meeting as the queen invited them to stay at windsor castle which was the first personal invitation for an american presidential couple. not only did she arranged for a dedicated telephone line, at she had the first shower installed in the more than 900-year-old castle because she was told that is what the president needed. t
ABC
Nov 25, 2012 8:00am PST
adjusting the age for retirement like tip o'neill and ronald reagan did. it goes to 66, 67 here pretty soon for social security. let it float up another year or so over the next 30 years, adjust medicare from 65 to 67 over the next 30 years. means test, benefits for people in our income level, i don't expect the democrats to go for premium support or voucher plans, but i do expect them to adjust these entitlement programs before they bankrupt the country and run out of money themself, so age adjustment and means testing for both social security, medicare, i think is ream and all those whoing looked at this problem have done that over time. >> i want to move over to another subject. senator durbin, you praised senator graham because he was open to more revenues. do you think capping deductions is the answer or will there actually have to be an increase in tax rates for the wealthy. >> no, i think the top rate needs to go up. that's where i may disagree with my friend lindsey graham. remember during the course of the presidential debate how many times the president turns to mitt romney a
FOX News
Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
is going to blame ronald reagan -- well, there's never any hope of not blaming george bush. listen to this. >> black friday in reality is a symptom of the plight that 30 years of reaganomics brought to america. we've been steadily, the last 30 years, watching the destruction of organized labor, labor unions. we have black friday today because the wealthy elite have strangled their workers for 32 years. ever since ronald reagan's election. >> sean: forget those eight years of clinton and four years of obama, it's reagan's fault. it's reagan's fault that on black friday people are killing themselves at victoria's secret. >> they're going after capitalism. the kids are being taught this stuff in school. it really is incredible. the crisis of capitalism. that's really what they're after. that's a core issue. >> sean: yeah, but there's a common theme, that all the troubles in the world are because of capitalism, because of conservatives, because of the few republican presidents that we've been able to squeeze in there over the years. al sharpton, barack obama's been president four years
FOX Business
Nov 24, 2012 6:00pm EST
it happen again. neil: he was ronald reagan's top money guy. why he says capitalism is n trouble these days and it's the governments fault. by the way, republicans as well. we have david stockman acts. and suzanne somers on lala land going gaga over president obama. but next, ralph nader has had enough. he says that both parties in washington are flailing. and that is why the economy is and that is why the economy is failing. 4g lte is the fastest. so, which supeast 4g lte service would yochoose, based on this chart ? don't rush into it, i'm not looking for the fastest answer. obviously verizon. okay, i have a different chart. going that way, does that make a difference ? look at verizon. it's so much more than the other ones. so what if we just changed the format altogether ? isn't that the exact same thing ? it's pretty clear. still sticking with verizon. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined. can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fede
FOX News
Nov 28, 2012 1:00pm PST
will be like ronald reagan and george public, you will wait a lifetime. they will not happen. >>neil: will you be penalized in the next election? >>guest: absolutely. and you wonder where are the conservatives standing up? >>neil: why are so many more americans involved with stunning new developments that are related to this recovery. that is ahead. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligatio. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. >>neil: more adults are shacking up. the government called it shared households. right now, nearly one in five homes is "shared." the number of people on food stamps exploding up 10 percent last year. in calif
FOX Business
Nov 20, 2012 11:00pm EST
. i talked to a group just this friday in west palm beach, florida. ronald reagan, you're talking too much about ronald reagan. any to embrace and he was. be inclusive within the party. if you listen to an asian or hispanic and all they think the republicans want to do is throw their butts out of the united states. it's time to be inclusive, not exclusive. get the kind of necessary to everybody and get off of the tax program. that is not the answer. tom: the social issues are another story. being inclusive is another whole story, but when it comes to fiscal i am convinced that pele on the left and the right are fiscal conservatives. they don't want to throw their money away. they don't want to give it to the government and have been wasted. i take that message you are onto is stay on that republican fiscal conservativemessage and be inclusive. it sounds like a ram. tom: all right. michael, thank you so much. good to see you again. well, the 20, too sweet to fail? here is one bailout we can all get behind. guess what? it could be happeng. why taxpayers may just be about to save the twi
FOX Business
Nov 22, 2012 11:00pm EST
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FOX News
Nov 27, 2012 3:00pm PST
mean, the democrats didn't like it when ronald reagan made his case to the public either. i think these negotiations are happening. they're happening at the staff level. apparently he called and he talked to john boehner on the phone. they had a deal almost. once before. i think the outlines of it will be revived and they have to figure out how to structure it. some down payment by the end of the year. some instructions to the tax write-in committee about how much money you will get out of revenue, entitlement and spending. then they can go forward. it really do think that the basic structure of this has not been blown up. >> bret: steve? >> yeah. i mean, i don't have a problem with the president making his case in philadelphia. that is fine. he is the president and he is entitled to do that. i have a problem on the emphasis on taxes and re-knews. that is all we have had a discussion of at this point. the way to solve our long-term debt issues as everybody in this entire town knows is by reforming entitlements. there has been so little discussion of reforming entitlement to this p
Comedy Central
Nov 26, 2012 10:00am PST
who otherwise couldn't afford it, go live where the taxes pay for those schools. as ronald reagan said people can vote with their feet. >> jon: ultimate the federal government-- poor people, obviously their suz, the soles are not as quick, have trouble trouble with mobility in some sparse. you're saying the federal government should not be involved in education at all. >> no, the federal government should not be involved in education. >> jon: at all. >> or the constitution should be amended to reflect the consensus that it should. but when the federal government exceeds the constitution and it's the supreme law of the land, how can we trust the federal government to do anything? the federal government might even spy on the country tea chief spy because they think he's having an affair, even though that's against the law they've sworn to uphold. >> jon: if your argument is we can't trust the federal government to do anything how can we trust it to do anything, like fight wars or what it says in constitution to do. >> the constitution was created to give us checks and balances. the state
MSNBC
Nov 24, 2012 2:00am PST
. the actual rethinking started after the 1984 loss to ronald reagan by walter mondale. you had the emergence that year of gary hart in what they call the new democrats. so that idea that we've got to broaden our appeal, get away from some of these kind of paleo liberal ideas that have been dominating the party for a long time helped the democrats. it took eight years before they came back into power in 1992. that rethinking period was enormously important. the republicans have not yet gun that process. they need to come to terms with the fact that they just aren't appealing to enough people. they also have what one writer called a culture of contempt in their party. they disrespect voters and other people. they need a friendlier, more uplifting, more inclusive message and if they don't get it, they won't get power back. >> the comment i made was that george w. bush spoke as if it was a foreign language. what's worst, to be condescending or ignorant. they were falling into those two camps, hard right or change with the times. >> i think he did honorably well, came pretty close. he i
CBS
Nov 23, 2012 11:00pm PST
president ronald reagan, perhaps no custom reveals our character as a nation so clearly as our celebration of thanksgiving day. unquote. thanksgiving, that was yesterday. >> today is the day americans shift gears and priorities. can you believe that? this is what it looked like when thrones of shoppers rushed for bras and panties in the victoria's secret store in tulsa, oklahoma. it's a scene repeated at malls throughout the country today. fortunately, we can report no one was killed this year. but there was some serious violence. in tallahassee, florida, two people were wounded in a shooting outside a walmart. mese say it was a disagreement over a parking space. in the bay area, no major problems as shoppers flooded businesses such as best buy and target. with more stores opening in the pre-dawn hours the rush was largely over by lunchtime. why all the effort on a holiday morning? >> we've investigated on if we could probably get the same price all year, and usually black friday is it. >> won't be clear for a few days how many shoppers hit the growing number of stores that actually hoped
CW
Nov 23, 2012 10:00pm PST
. . >> to quote president ronald reagan perhaps no custom reveals our character as a nation so clearly as our celebration of thanksgiving day. >> today is the day americans shift gears and priorities. oria's secret store . >> this is what it looked like when throngs of shoppers rushed for bras and panties at a victoria's secret store in oklahoma. it was a scene repeated at shopping malls across the country today. fortunately we can report no one was killed this year. but there were some serious act of violence in tallahassee florida two people were wounded in a shooting outside a wal- mart. police say it was a disagreement over a parking space. in the bay area no major problems as shoppers flooded businesses like best buy and target with more stores now opening in the predawn hours. the rush was largely over by lunchtime. so why all the effort on a holiday morning? >> we've investigated if we could probably get the same price all year and usually black friday is it. >> now, it won't be clear for a few days how many shoppers hit the growing number of stores that actually opened on thanksgi
FOX Business
Nov 21, 2012 9:20am EST
programs. >> it shouldn't be corrupt. it was a good idea and started by ronald reagan. stuart: you would not change the safety net as it now stands? >> i would try to make it work more efficiently but would not change it. stuart: you don't think there's anything wrong with a nation which has all of these millions of people, half the population taking something from the government. >> i think there is a lot right about that in an economic time of devastation. we can make the programs work better, but the programs shouldn't be eliminated because there's corruption when there are people in desperate need on thanksgiving. stuart: star of the five, andrea? >> i actually agree with doug on the safety net point. i think that's what food stamps was designed to do. however, it is not doing that anymore. it's become a permanent crutch for people in the long-term. waste fraud and abuse government says it is going to root it out. i was in a grocery store the other day, there was a girl using a man's food stamp card for cigarettes. i mean that's the problem i have with this type of thing is no one is
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2012 2:30am PST
have the constitutional right to be wr g wrong. and what ronald reagan thinks or what oliver north thinks or what i think or what anyone else thinks makes not a whip if the american people say enough. there comes a point that the views of the american people have to be heard. >> the new hampshire senator didn't seek re-election in 1992. later saying "i can see the republican party gradually being taken over by movement conservatives and self-commissioned christian soldiers whose social agenda i found repugnant." warren rudman was 80. >>> as the president considers his cabinet for a second term, the "wall street journal" reports eric holder will likely stay on, at least for the start of the new administration. holder clashed with congress for refusing to turn over certain documents in the fast and furious gun trafficking scandal. he had been the first sitting attorney general to be found in contempt of the house of representatives and he faced kritd sic criticism also for the general petraeus situation. the white house has remained largely quieted about potential staff shakeups. >>>
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 1:00pm EST
with ronald reagan to save social security. he was a man committed to ending the nuclear arms race and he led that fight here on the house floor but he did so while ensuring that there would be a complete preservation of the security of the united states of america. he always asked two questions on every issue out here on the house floor -- is it fair? and does it work? and he said that if it could not pass that two-part test, then it should not become a law in the united states of america. he passed a comprehensive energy plan off the floor of this house. protected social security, advanced so many other issues. a in my opinion, tip o'neill was the elder -- was the albert einstein of politics. he knew what it took in order to make this institution work. he knew what it took to reach across the aisle, to find people of good will, to make this chamber work and to advance the agenda for this country. so for for me, it's a great honor to be here because buildings, as we name them, also embody that person. it is my hope that as people walk in and out of this building for the 21st century,
MSNBC
Nov 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
politics that requires dealing at the level of tip o'neill and ronald reagan and getting things done. >> let me get to another film, and that's your film, "central park five," that race seems to be everywhere in the american story. here in the more modern context, the awful wilding case in central park, rapist, and these young men, african-americans, who were falsely convicted. this was called by mayor koch at the time the crime of the century. why take this on, ken, in the film? what's the broader lesson that you wanted to share? >> well, i took it on in large part because my daughter, sarah burns, and her husband, the fame maker david mcmahon, took it on and wanted to tell this as a film story. my daughter had written a book about it. but race is ever present. and we try to pretend. we talked about it when obama was elected that we were post racial. we're not. racism will exist in the breast of every human being. it's there. and what we have to do is figure out these points where we can have lessons. and the central park five is one lesson. it was a much more interesting story when
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